One of the metrics in the State University System’s performance funding model is the percentage of bachelor’s degrees awarded by an institution that are in “Programs of Strategic Emphasis”, which includes STEM fields. For the most recent measured year, 2014-15, FSU was last in the system at 39%. FSU’s closest competition was New College of Florida.
Now New College is making a big move. The public liberal arts college has broken ground on a $9.7 million, 22,000 square foot addition to its science building.
Meanwhile, FSU is still working with infrastructure for teaching undergraduate math/science/computing that is mostly 30 years old. There is at present no plan to address this issue at scale in the near term.